I'm also going to start "not" raising hogs

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  1. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Not raising Hogs...


    From an article, “Spoilin’ The Broth”, by Bill Cook, in the Rockdale ( Texas ) Reporter dated February 11, 2016 on page 5A. A letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from one Jimmy Henry of Broken Arrow , OK



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    Dear sir:



    My friends, Wayne and Janelle over at Wichita Falls , received a check the other day for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the not raising hogs business.

    I need to know your opinion on what the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this venture in keeping with all government guidelines. I would prefer not to raise Razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed to not raise, then I can just as easily not raise Yorkshire’s or Durocs.

    As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I am not raising. My friend Wayne is excited about the future of this business. He has been raising hogs for 20 years and the most he ever made was $422 in 1988, until this year when he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs.

    If I get $1,000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2,000 for not raising 100? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4,000 which will give me $80,000 income the first year. Then I can afford an airplane.

    Another thing, these hogs I’m not raising will eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4,000 hogs I am not going to raise?

    I want to get started not feeding as soon as possible as this seems to be a good time a year to not to raise hogs and grain. I’m also considering the not-milking-cows business so please send me any information you might have on that.

    I assume that the government will consider me to be unemployed from all this non-production, so I plan to file for unemployment and food stamps.



    Jimmy Henry

    Henry Farms

    Broken Arrow, OK
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  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    LMAO....:cryinglaugh:



    If people only knew how close to truth that really is...


    dysfunction of gov at its best...:D



    Jim
     

  3. gumpy

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    That will be a classic!
     
  4. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    I totally stole that Hav. Thanks
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I know a farmer , bout 15 miles from me, that plenty people would pay him "not" to raise hogs...........................when the wind is in their direction.:rolleyes:




    Jim
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I thought about raising chickens...then one of my neighbors got six brown ones. I waited to see how he made out...

    After six months of building a hen house, fencing them into a safe area where fox can't get at them, feeding them, and waiting, his hens finally laid some eggs.

    Seems like NOT raising hogs IS a better idea...but, who do I see about bacon...!? :confused: